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New Argonne etching technique could advance semiconductors

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new molecular layer etching technique that could potentially enable the manufacture of increasingly small microelectronics. “Our ability to control matter at the nanoscale is limited by the kinds of tools we have to add or remove thin layers of material. Molecular layer etching (MLE) is a tool to allow manufacturers and researchers to precisely control the way thin materials, at microscopic and nanoscales, are removed,” said lead author Matthias Young, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri and former postdoctoral researcher at Argonne.

XTREME-D Launches New HPC Infrastructure Services with Digital Realty

Today Award-winning Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions. MC Digital Realty will supply 10kW racks from its Digital Osaka 2 facility to host XTREME-D’s flagship product, XTREME-Stargate. XTREME-D has also formed a strategic alliance with Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Ltd. to be a supply partner for the product.

OnScale joins Revolution in Simulation community

Today OnScale announced their sponsorship of Revolution in Simulation, a collaborative community helping to increase the value of engineering simulation software investments through the democratization of simulation. OnScale is providing their expertise in CAE and funding to support the initiative. OnScale will participate as a moderator in the HPC topic as well as lead a new SME topical section coming soon at Rev-Sim.org on MultiPhysics Simulation.

Eni unveils HPC5 Supercomputer from Dell Technologies

Today Eni dedicated its new HPC5 system, the most powerful industrial supercomputer in the world. “HPC5 by Dell Technologies is made up of 1,820 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers, each with two Intel Gold 6252 24-core processors and four NVIDIA V100 GPU accelerators. The servers are connected through an InfiniBand Mellanox HDR ultra-high-performance network with a speed of 200 Gbit/s and a full non-blocking topology that ensures efficient and direct connection among every server. HPC5 also comes with a high-performance 15-petabyte storage system (200 GB/s aggregate read/write speeds).”

Big Compute 20 Conference Announces Speaker Lineup

Today the Big Compute Conference announced sponsors and speakers for its inaugural event, held February 11-12, 2020 in San Francisco. The two-day conference will feature business leaders and scientists describing how they are transforming their industries with access to unlimited cloud compute. “Big Compute 20 brings together thought leaders in aerospace, automotive, AI, biotech, medical, academic, technology, and chemical industries. In addition to inspiring talks, the event will feature workshops, networking, panels and a hackathon sprint, all focused on the freedom to think big.”

Call for Submissions: 8th Annual Altair Enlighten Awards

Today Altair announced that the 2020 Altair Enlighten Awards is now open for submissions. Presented jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards were created to acknowledge the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets, inspiring breakthrough innovations to push the industry towards a more sustainable future. “At Altair, when we contemplate the perils of global warming and climate change, we think ‘what can we do to help?’ We believe passionately that our solutions help customers fundamentally rethink and redesign vehicles to reduce weight without reducing performance,” said James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder.

ANSYS Student Software Surpasses One Million Downloads

ANSYS is lowering the barrier of adoption for simulation software through its growing academic program. Free student software — a key component of the program — recently surpassed more than one million downloads since its launch in late 2015, empowering students to develop skillsets they need to compete in the job market, stay ahead of the latest technology trends and make an immediate impact after graduation.

RJM International deploys HPC cluster for reducing power plant emissions

RJM International, a provider of emissions reduction and combustion improvement solutions, has deployed its first HPC cluster. The move supports the growth of the company’s business in the EU and the UK, particularly in the biomass and Energy from Waste segments of the market. The new HPC environment is designed, integrated and supported by HPC, storage and data analytics integrator, OCF.

Zenuity and HPE to develop next generation autonomous cars

HPE has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial AI and HPC infrastructure it needs in order to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) systems. “HPE will provide Zenuity with core data processing services that will allow Zenuity to gather, store, organize and analyze the data it generates globally from its network of test vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as-a-Service through HPE GreenLake.”

Supercomputing the Mysteries of Boron Carbide

Researchers at the University of Florida are using XSEDE supercomputers to unlock the mysteries of boron carbide, one of the hardest materials on earth. The material is also very lightweight, which explains why it has been used in making vehicle armor and body protection for soldiers. The research, which primarily used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center along with the Stampede and Stampede2 systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, may provide insight into better protective mechanisms for vehicle and soldier armor after further testing and development.